For the past five years our church has fed pilots and the ground crew for JAARS (Jungle Aviation and Radio Services Pilots) attending the EAA fly in. We started small by serving breakfast to about 175 pilots the first year. Our congregation found this to be a very rewarding experience so the following year and every year since, we have served the supper meal on Thursday night of EAA. Last year we served 250+ people.
There are many reasons that these Mission Aviators come to EAA. They include:
· Learning more about technology
· Present their work and ideas to the aviation world
· Recruit pilots, mechanics, teachers, translators and others
· Fellowship with local churches
Without out the help and support of local churches, these people would not be able to attend this important event.
During the month of June, we are collecting donations to help us provide this meal for these servants of Christ. Our date to provide the supper meal at EAA will be Thursday July 25.
As we get closer to our event, we will ask people to sign up to make a salad or a dessert. We will also need volunteers to help serve the meal.
If you would like to support the JAARS organization directly you may go online to jaars.org/give or mark your giving at church so that we know it is to go directly to the JAARS organization.